Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton

Lecture Description

Dayton’s research includes a cache of Essex County legal papers revealing that, when Phillis Wheatley Peters and her husband left Boston in 1780, they moved to Middleton where John became a landowner on a farm where he had been enslaved. She analyzes the racial, class, and gender conflicts that led to their eviction.

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